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Spinoff Odds & Ends: Ferrari leadership, ADT & Google, Varian takeout

It’s time for another edition of Odds & Ends where we share some random articles and pieces that we have been reading… 1. Harvard Business School touts Ferrari’s (RACE) exemplary leadership prior to the coronavirus crisis. Some good lessons in there and kudos to Chairman John Elkann and CEO Louis Camilleri for their strong leadership and foresight. Ferrari… Read More »

Mohnish Pabrai’s Spinoff Portfolio Gets Crushed In 2018, All New Names For 2019

Happy New Year to all of our readers! 2018 is now officially history and it will be remembered as a year of increased volatility that ultimately left some portfolios quite damaged. That includes Mohnish Pabrai’s Spinoff Portfolio and its (backtested) historically S&P crushing results.  Pabrai is a legendary fund manager and author of The Dhando Investor.  In one of… Read More »

Varian(VAR) Completes Varex Imaging(VREX) Spinoff

After a bit of a delay and 17 years after it was spun off from Varian Associates, Varian Medical Systems (VAR) finally completed the spinoff of its imaging component business, Varex Imaging (VREX). Shareholders yesterday should have received 0.4 VREX shares for every one VAR share owned, so one needed to have owned at least 3 VAR shares in order… Read More »

Bioverativ(BIVV), Varex(VREX) Spins And LogMeIn(LOGM)/Citrix(CTXS) Reverse Morris Trust Drive S&P Index Changes

As we near the end of the month, the completion of three spinoff transactions will be driving changes in various S&P Indexes. Citrix Systems(CTXS) will be spinning off its GetGo division which will then merge with LogMeIn(LOGM) in a reverse Morris Trust transaction. After the transaction is completed on January 31st, Citrix will remain in the S&P 500.… Read More »

Release The VREX: Varian’s Varex Spinoff Set For January 28th

Late last year Varian Medical Systems (VAR) pushed back the timing of its Varex Imaging spinoff to January 2017. Now the company’s board of directors is sticking with that target by officially approving the separation of the imaging business and setting January 28th as the distribution date. Varian shareholders as of January 20th should receive 0.4 shares of Varex for every 1… Read More »

Varian On Track To Spin Off Varex In January, Receive $200 Million Dividend

Varian Medical Systems (VAR) is currently in the process of spinning off its imaging component business, Varex Imaging. As part of the transaction, Varex will now send Varian a $200m parting ‘gift‘ (or dividend) to be funded by new borrowings. According to Varian’s CEO Dow Wilson, ‘the Imaging Components business has gained momentum since last May when we… Read More »

Varian Medical Systems To Unleash VREX- Varex Imaging Systems

It’s not surprising to see companies experienced with spinoffs go back to the same playbook, but Varian Medical System’s (VAR) upcoming Imaging Components spinoff is still a bit surprising. After all, it’s been 17 loooong years since Varian Associates broke itself into three different parts, including Varian Medical Systems. The new business will be named Varex Imaging Systems and… Read More »